Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Education and Social Media

We are living through an epistemological revolution as the various social media provide new and exciting avenues to learning and sharing knowledge. College and university course syllabi reflect this seismic shift in education. Twitter, Facebook, Diigo, and the full arsenal of Web2.0 tools have become far more than learning peripherals. It remains to be seen, though, how the public schools will respond to the opportunities and challenges of these new online tools. Who will carry the day? Will it be the directionless IT divisions that continue to block social media tools in the interests of adolescent safety and network security--or will it be the more inventive districts that promote online resources in a way that encourages both experimentation and protects the interests of young people?

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